Knee Articulations

Knee

Knee Flexion

Flexion

Bending the joint resulting in a decrease of angle; moving the lower leg toward the back of the thigh.


Knee Extension

Extension

Straightening the joint resulting in an increase of angle; moving the lower leg away from the back of the thigh.


Medial Rotation (Internal Rotation)

Rotary movement around the longitudinal axis of the bone toward the center of the body; with the knee bent, turning the lower leg inward.


Lateral Rotation (External Rotation)

Rotary movement around the longitudinal axis of the bone away from the center of the body; with the knee bent, turning the lower leg outward.


Notes

Mentioned articulations occur during concentric phase of exercise video examples.


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